MISSOURI STATE PARKS


Interpretive Volunteer

As an interpreter, you will assist in presenting interpretive programs that help visitors discover and understand the natural surroundings or the state's past.  The greatest need for interpreters is during the spring and summer season.  Volunteers in this capacity will undergo training from staff.

About Deutschheim State Historic Site

Visitors can discover a part of German-American heritage and experience an early Missouri settlement, all in one place—Deutschheim State Historic Site. This site is located in Hermann, a town known throughout the Midwest for its German heritage. Deutschheim State Historic Site preserves two structures that reflect the 1840s and 1850s when Germans first settled the Missouri River valley that reminded them of home.

The site includes the Pommer-Gentner house, which was built in 1840 and is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Hermann. It also preserves the Carl Strehly house, which was built in 1842. Through guided tours of both historic houses, visitors can experience the daily life and traditions of German immigrants to Missouri in the mid-19th century.